With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of you might be thinking of how to show your sweethearts just how much you care about them. Many lovers will receive chocolates, flowers, or jewelry for the holiday, and many couples might find themselves splitting a romantic dinner or even sharing starry-eyed glances over dessert… perhaps of strawberries and cream, a favorite combination for this day of love. But why are strawberries always associated with romance? Other than the obvious answer that they look like plump, red hearts, why are strawberries considered to be the “fruit of love?” Grow Local decided to research this connection between the scrumptious fruits and acts of affection. Check out these interesting facts about strawberries and love, as well as some tips on how to plant strawberries in your garden this spring!